The Chicago Cubs have a lot of hitters who hope to be different in a good way in 2018 than they were in 2017.
If we get more of the same from Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, that will be great. If Tommy La Stella continues to be a good pinch hitter and player off the bench, that will be great. But most of the rest of the Cubs hitters are either looking to have a bounce-back season or to continue to develop and improve.
Jason Heyward hopes to show Chicago that he can once again be the hitter that he was in Atlanta and St. Louis. As a Cubs fan I’m afraid we will get more of the same, but maybe Heyward will be different this season than the two before.
Can the MVP do it again?
In 2016 Ben Zobrist was the World Series MVP. He started nearly every game at second base and batted in the cleanup spot. In 2017, Zobrist spent much of the season battling a wrist injury. He lost the starting second base job to Javier Baez and doesn’t have a regular spot in the batting order any more.
Zobrist isn’t going to start at just one position or one spot in the batting order this season. But if he can stay healthy this season, Zobrist hopes to show that he is a different player than the numbers he put up last season